Max Verstappen approves of the pit lane entrance configuration. “I’ve driven it in the wet weather test I did here,” he said. “It’s a bit more fun as well because it’s in this fast corner so you can push it a bit more.”
Substantial areas of the track have also been resurfaced. The new sections are at turns one, three to seven, eight, 8.5, nine, 9.5 to 11.5, 12, 14 and 15. Last year some new Tarmac patches were added but some drivers found the grip levels varied considerably as a result.
“Last year there was some issues with the Tarmac, it broke [up] in a few places,” said Kimi Raikkonen. “I haven’t been around, I would assume that they used similar Tarmac it’s just new. We’ll find out tomorrow if it really makes any difference or not.
“Maybe it’s more smooth hopefully in a few places, we’ll see. It’s going to be very hot, we’ll see how things [go].”
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